Statement from the West Hartford Democrats

On Sunday, October 25, the West Hartford Democrats held a food drive to collect donations for the West Hartford Food Pantry. On Thursday, October 29, we were notified that a volunteer at this outdoor event tested positive for COVID-19. State Senator Derek Slap, State Representative Jillian Gilchrest, and candidate for State Representative Kate Farrar were each present. While each wore a mask, in order to be safe and adhere to public health guidance, they have been tested for COVID-19 and will not participate in any public events while they monitor their health. All volunteers who participated have been notified and advised to speak with their healthcare provider. We all wish this volunteer a speedy recovery.